NEW YORK — Bill Moyers plans to return to public television next year with a 10-part series focusing on the U.S. Constitution, according to informed sources.
Plans call for the series to be produced here by Moyers starting in the fall, and to be presented to public television stations nationwide by New York's WNET and Detroit's WTVS in early 1987, leading up to the bicentennial celebration of the Constitution.
A spokesperson for WNET acknowledged that the project is "on the boards" at the station. And WTVS Senior Vice President Dan Alpert said that the Detroit station plans to present the new series jointly with WNET, pending anticipated funding of the series by Detroit-based General Motors.
It has been widely rumored within the broadcast industry that Moyers plans to leave his current position as a commentator and producer of special documentary reports for CBS News when his contract with the network expires next November. A caller to Moyers' office here Wednesday was told that Moyers was on vacation and unavailable for comment.